T-Mobile and Samsung announced that T-Mobile will be the first to launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab in the U.S. for as low as $399.99 with a two-year agreement on qualifying plan in retail stores and online on November 10.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab will have access to T-Mobile's super-fast HSPA+ mobile broadband network, which delivers a speed boost, allowing the 3G-enabled device to load webpages and videos even faster than in areas of 3G coverage. Qik video chat can be done via Wi-Fi or HSPA+.
Powered by the Android 2.2 platform, the Samsung Galaxy Tab has a 7-inch enhanced TFT touchscreen, 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Media Hub (for TV and movie viewing) and Samsung Social Hub.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab has a 3.0 megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.3 front-facing camera for video chat. The battery can handle up to seven hours of video play.
Beyond entertainment, the Samsung Galaxy Tab also offers mobile broadband essentials, such as easy access to personal and work email, including support for Microsoft Exchange email, contacts and calendar. The Galaxy Tab can support up to 32GB of expandable microSD memory. Customers purchasing the Samsung Galaxy Tab can use T-Mobile's monthly 5GB ($39.99) or 200MB ($24.99) webConnect mobile broadband plans or the newly launched prepaid mobile broadband offerings.
Media Apps on the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab
Samsung Media Hub - Samsung Media Hub offers a vast lineup of films and TV programs for rent or purchase from MTV Networks, NBC Universal, Paramount and Warner Brothers. Customers can share content on up to five Media Hub-enabled devices, watch movies in seconds with Progressive Download, and get access to new release movies - some the day they are released on DVD.
Qik Video Chat -Unlike other video-calling solutions that only work over Wi-Fi, Qik Video Chat on the Samsung Galaxy Tab from T-Mobile enables customers to connect with friends and family from wherever they may be through T-Mobile's network or Wi-Fi. With the Samsung Galaxy Tab's front-facing camera paired with Qik Video Chat, customers can hold video conversations with those who have another Qik compatible mobile device. Customers can even share what they are seeing using the rear-facing camera. Customers also have the option to leave Video Mail using Qik when someone is unavailable.
Kindle for Android - The Kindle for Android application lets customers shop for hundreds of thousands of books in the Kindle Store, including New York Times Best Sellers and new releases from $9.99. Using Amazon's Whispersync technology, customers can automatically synchronize the last page read, bookmarks, annotations, and more across multiple devices.
Slacker Radio - Slacker is a free, customizable internet radio application with over 130 DJ-programmed genre stations and the ability for customers to create their own. With millions of songs from thousands of artists, Slacker allows customers to discover new artists and hear their favorite music and to provide feedback on what they like and don't like, with the click of a button. Customers can also access detailed artist biographies, in-depth album reviews and album cover art.
Verizon customers are not required to commit to a contract but will pay $599 for a Verizon network Samsung Galaxy Tab. The Samsung Galaxy Tab from Sprint costs $399 with the 2GB plan @ $29.99 and 5GB Data @ $59.99.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is part of the Galaxy S phone series that is currently available as the Samsung Captivate (read review) at AT&T, the Samsung Epic 4G (read review) at Sprint, the Samsung Vibrant (read review) at T-Mobile, and Samsung Fascinate (read review) at Verizon. The Samsung Galaxy S phone has various features. You can see the differences in our Samsung Galaxy S comparison article.
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